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Blackmail. Eeee I Mean Black Meal.

Blackmail. Eeee I Mean Black Meal.
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Copyright: Grzegorz Wieczorek (red45) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-08-03
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 400D, Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 APO DG Macro
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-09-11 11:34
Viewed: 3025
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Oh no, another damselfly! No. Forget about big and colorfull damselfly and draw your attention to its meal. I don't know what it is exactly, but it looks [or rather looked] good. I like black wings of this insect. Any idea what it was before?

Picture taken in Botanic Garden around small pond full of d-fly species.

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Hello Greg,
Apparently these guys are very hungry. And they often change their menu, taking into account your previous posts.
Thanks for sharing

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-09-11 11:57]

Hi Greg . I dont know what the fly was but the damselfly is enjoying it. Once again you have taken a first class close up with fine detail and colours. your use of the light gives it a shine. well done TFS.

No fakt, kolejna wazka ;) Ale jesli by nie zwracac na nia uwagi zgodnie z sugestia Autora, to widze biegnego, nadgryzionego chruscika Trichoptera, a przynajmniej tak mi sie wydaje ;) Bardzo fajna fotka! :)

Excellent shot Grzegorz, with a splendid background and diagonal composition. Great job!
Best regards,

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-09-11 16:21]

Hi Greg,

I love your title! Wonderful shot of this damselfly enjoying his winged meal. Wonderful timing to get both insects in such fine detail. Colors and background are lovely.


hello greg,
another fine quality macro shot, from my experience i can say that shooting these insects with good results is very difficult, specially managing the right dof but you always comeup with great quality images.
lovely composition and beautiful colors,
well done,
tfs & regards

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-09-11 23:04]

Hi Greg

A beautiful composition with lovely colours and goos detail throughout.



I like your diagonal composition of the subject up the frame. The detail, sharpness, BG, DOF and POV are all excellent. A very clear image indeed.

Hi Greg,
A nice capture of this beautiful damselfly and its black meal too. Very well composed with sharp details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hi Greg,
Wonderful macro.
It is clean and has excellent details.
BG is great too.well exposed.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2008-09-12 1:53]

Yes, it is one of those pretty black. emerald green d'flies - a Calopteryx splendens. It shows us how big your cannibal is - and I never realised how small the little one was.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-09-12 3:59]

Fab shot, Greg!
I think it was a little Caddis Fly.
The damselflies here gobble them up like popcorn ;-)
Very sharp.
Excellent composition.
Great use of the light.

Well done mate,


Hi Greg,
Excellent image mf.
Very nice POV, DOF, color, exposure, and ssssharp details..
Also like the way you've black mailed us with your title, good lead in :)
Well done!!

Another great looking "robo" fly. Such brillant metallic looking colors on these beauties. Great capture of it with it's meal. TFS


Hello Greg.
Wonderful macro!
Splendid chromatism and excellent details.
Perfect POV! It is really a beautiful damselfly!
I liked this BG detaching the insect.
Congratulations and thanks for sharing!
Josť Roberto

Hy Greg
Another picture that reveals the predatory behavior of this insect.I like it! Oana
P.S. Nice title...

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-09-12 21:11]

Hello Greg, Fanastic shot. Wonderful image quality. Yes the title is vry correct. Ganesh

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